The Olive Grove tour

A half day olive oil tour that starts with the visit at the magnificent 13th century castle of Androusa, the olive walk, inside an olive grove with perennial olive trees, the olive oil mill visit, and ends up with an revealing olive oil tasting seminar in the olive mill accompanied with a traditional light lunch.

Duration

4.00 Hours

Included

  • Positive attitude and many smiles (!)
  • English speaking, hostess, olive oil expert.
  • Guided walk – tour inside the olive grove
  • Guided tour to the olive oil mill  &  demonstration of the olive oil production
  • Olive oil tasting workshop by experienced olive oil taster (member of certified olive oil panel).
  • Food tasting of elegant Greek flavors and food pairing with olive oil
  • Light meal with traditional small dishes such as fresh vegetables from our garden, Kalamata olives, tzatziki, feta cheese, graviera cheese, smoked ham and smoked sausage, spinach pie, olive paste etc.
  • Local wine
  • Traditional dessert

Price

55€ /adult, 25 €/ children (3-16 years old)

Public (small group) tour up to 8 participants

Private tour (minimum 2 persons) 75 € /adult, 40 €/ children

Εvery day at 10.00 a.m
Sunday closed

Optional (additional cost charged)

  • Transport from/to your hotel (not included)

Highlights

  • Walk inside a Castle with perennial olive trees
  • Relax inside an ancient Olive Grove
  • Guided tour at the olive press factory (mill)
  • Training & Olive oil tasting in 4 different extra virgin olive oils by experienced olive oil taster (member of certified olive oil panel).
  • Olive oil & Food Pairing with at least 4 different taste combinations
  • Traditional plates such as lalagia, pasto, Kalamata Olives, tzatziki, feta, olive paste etc
  • Wine and ouzo

Read more details of the “OLIVE GROVE” olive tour

1

Walk inside an olive grove with perennial olive trees

Walk inside the olive grove with the 2.000 perennial olive trees and enjoy your coffee in the relaxing landscape…visit the vineyard and pick up from the garden seasonal fruits such as figs, mandarins, oranges, grapes, apples, pearls etc.

2

Explore the castle of Androusa

Next only 2km away, explore the magnificent 13th century castle of Androusa. Walk inside the castle with the magnificent view of the endless olive valley, watch different varieties of olive trees and discover the history, the tradition and the mythical story of the castle olive trees… An interactive ”olive game” will keep you smiling the whole time!

3

Visit an olive oil mill

Only 200m away from the Castle, in the center of Androusa village, visit a unique olive oil mill that is located there for more than 120 years. The 5th generation owner explains the procedure of the extraction, the storage and standardization process of the extra virgin olive oil in the past and nowadays.

4

Discover the quality of extra virgin olive oil in an olive oil tasting workshop!

Τhe dining table is set with the special blue olive oil tasting glasses awaiting you to become a tasting expert! Taste the extra virgin olive oil of the Koroneiki variety and learn about its sensory characteristics, recognize the elements that define the extra virgin olive oil, taste different varieties of Greek extra virgin olive oil such us “Manaki”, “Chalkidikis”, “Makris” etc and evaluate them…

5

Pair your food with extra virgin olive oil!

What about food? The extra virgin olive oil of different varieties is matched with traditional recipes including yogurt, fruit and vegetables. You will be surprised!

6

Enjoy a traditional light meal

The day, full of emotions and new knowledge, ends with a variety of traditional dishes..Fresh vegetables from our garden, Greek Gruyère cheese, tzatziki, Kalamata olives, olive tapenade, lalagia (local breadsticks), smoked ham and sausage, spinach pie, vegetable stew and of course wine and homemade dessert.

The history, the soul, the tradition, the gastronomy of Messinia are revealed through the Olive oil paths… enjoy a unique experience in our endless olive groves filled with the wisdom, the flavor and the aroma of Peloponnese.

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Did you Know that the impressive 95% of the olive oil produced in Messinia is rated at the highest category of Olive oil, the Extra Virgin Olive oil catergory? The Olive Routes cannot wait to welcome you to the amazing olive world ....Open up. Taste. Feel!

Contact

 Androusa Messinias

theoliveroutes@gmail.com

Tel: +30 6937101215

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 The Olive Routes are opening up to new olive experiences
July 1st 2020.

Not just a (Re) Opening: A new beginning taking all the important precautions for the safety of our guests and our employees.

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